Reconstruction of 16th century printing technology

In collaboration with the School of History, we have applied OCR to printed French bibles from the 16th century. We have observed that spaces between words come in several sizes. Closely linked words can have smaller spaces between them than other words. Modern OCR technology treats all spaces as equal. We aim to automatically reconstruct […]

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Annotation of 3D models

An existing tool annotates 3D models with polygons and labels. It makes use of the LibGDX Java library, which was designed for computer games. The 3D models that we are using, of Ancient Egyptian coffins, are becoming too big however to be handled by this library. The task would be to redesign the tool, but […]

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OCR using Transkribus

A joint project with the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies attempts to digitise mediaeval documents using OCR (Optical Character Recognition). Previous attempts with Ocropus gave good results on printed texts, but mixed results on manuscripts. In this project, Transkribus will be used. SupervisorsMark-Jan NederhofArtefact(s) Various scripts will be written to make the scans amenable […]

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Image mosaicing for aerial photography

Aerial surveys are a common conservation technique. They will typically consist of a number of photographs taken from a plane, which are then stitched into a much larger image which contains a large area. These stitched images are then used to count animals, monitor populations, etc. At the moment, these techniques are based on classic […]

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Reading the history of salmon fish from scale images

Salmon populations have been steadily declining due to many factors, including fishing and climate change: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/no-salmon-in-rivers-due-to-climate-change-gpzx2wgtz There is a pressing need to understand the population trends and underlying causes for the purposes of conservation. Atlantic salmon spawn in freshwater and the juvenile fish grows in the river for 1-4 years before emigrating to sea. Salmon […]

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